Nearly everyone loves good time travel fiction. I’m not talking about that ST: Voyager crap where the writers can’t think of an ending, the ship blows up, and it was all a dream. Paradox Girl is real written story, smart, and within an issue or two ties up the loose ends you had forgotten or missed. It’s that smart.You can stop right now and buy this with confidence. Comic shop owners, if you are not suggestive selling this title after my recommendation then you deserve to lose the extra sales anyway.
Paradox Girl First Cycle
Written by Cayti Elle Bourquin
Illustrated by Yishan Li
Edited by Peter Bensley
Published by Georgina Bensley, Hanako Games, and Top Cow
Synopsis: (From their website) As a hero with the power to go anywhere and anywhen, Paradox Girl has made an absolute mess of her own life. She’s changed history so often that she isn’t even sure who she is anymore. Join her in this superhero comedy as she tries to make sense of her chaotic existence, chases bizarre whims, and maybe even finds time to save the day once in a while.
Bourquin’s writing sells the book with rare talent for telling funny, matter-of-fact time traveling stories that create and resolve paradoxes, often causing the MacGuffin for the current or previous issue at the end! It is indeed a comedic riot. And sometimes the time-travel is just the way Paradox Girl relates a story.
Li’s art is professional an a step up from the book sitting on either side on the rack. There is an intentional manga influence and the unforgivable crime of a photo used as part of the art (dropping the score). Yet, you need the 6-issue trade.
I give it the coveted 4 stars of 5. (That is must-buy territory)
Look for it in your local comic shop or get it online today.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.